GPC Hosts International Education Week Nov. 12 to 15

11/12/2012
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

For Immediate Release

Boasting one of the most diverse populations in the University System of Georgia, Georgia Perimeter College will host events at its five locations celebrating International Education Week. Events are Nov. 12 to 15, and are free and open to the public.

A plethora of events will help students, faculty and the general public connect with the world beyond Georgia. On Monday, Dr. Romney Norwood, professor of sociology at the Newton Campus will present “Ten Thousand Villages,” an organization whose, “mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.”

On Tuesday, the Decatur Campus will host “Cultural Celebrations:  International Music and Culture Expo.” On Wednesday, the Alpharetta center will host  “Cultural Celebrations: Country Spotlight.”  

Also on Wednesday, Peace Corp volunteers Louis Simmons and Leslie Jean Pierre will share their experiences in Gambia and Guinea at the Newton Campus.  In addition, professor Shyam Sriram will discuss a civic engagement voter project created by GPC’s Clarkston students.

On Thursday, the Dunwoody Campus will host a cultural trivia contest. At the Newton Campus,  Hugh Williams, U.S. State Department, Diplomat in Residence, will talk to students about State Department jobs and will recruit students who are interested.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Clarkston:  "Crossing Borders" documentary screening from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in JCLRC Auditorium.  Movie will be followed by a discussion. 

Decatur:  "Crossing Borders" documentary screening from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in SB-2190.  Movie will be followed by a discussion. 

Dunwoody:  “Cultural Celebrations:  Holidays Around the World” in NB-2100, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Sponsored by the International Peer Assistants program.

Newton: “Cultural Celebrations:  Country Spotlight,” 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.,   in 1N-2160.  Sponsored by the International Peer Assistants program.

Newton:  “Ten Thousand Villages,” a presentation by Dr. Romney Norwood, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in 2N – 1100.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Clarkston:  Come Celebrate with the Vietnamese Club & the IPA Full Moon Festival @ 11:30am-1 p.m. in CN-2220. Light refreshments will be served!

Clarkston:  Japan Society will have a cultural display/information table at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Center (CN building)

Dunwoody: BOCCE tournament (in front of Dunwoody Library) at 11:30a.m.-12:45p.m.

Decatur:  “Cultural Celebrations:  International Music and Culture Expo” in Student Center, 12 p.m.-2p.m. Sponsored by the Decatur Office of Student Life and the IPA Program.

Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012

Alpharetta:  “Cultural Celebrations: Country Spotlight” in AA-1140, 12 p.m.-1p.m. Sponsored by the International Peer Assistants program.

Clarkston:  London Study Abroad Tea in JCLRC 4190 (Library) at 4-6pm.

Newton: “The Clarkston Voter Project: Creating Global Civic Engagement One Video at a Time,” by professor Shyam Sriram, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in 2N – 1100.

Newton: Peace Corps Opportunities and Experiences.”  Louis Simmons and Leslie Jean Pierre will talk about their experiences and assist students with questions and career advice, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in 2N – 1100. 

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Clarkston:  “Cultural Celebrations:  Holidays Around the World” in CN-2220, 12 p.m.-1 p.m..  Co-sponsored by the IPA program and Clarkston campus Office of Student Life.

Dunwoody: The Cultural Trivia Contest, at 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the C/D Atrium.

Newton: "Crossing Borders" documentary screening, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in 2N 1100.  Movie will be followed by a discussion. 

Newton: Hugh Williams, U.S. State Department, Diplomat in Residence, will talk to students about State Department jobs and will recruit students who are interested, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in 2N-1100.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the largest state college of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 24,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.